Episode 1: Introducing The Elite Entrepreneurs Podcast With Brett Gillilan
Brett Gilliland is Founder and CEO of Elite Entrepreneurs, a company that specializes in giving $1M+ business owners the knowledge, processes, and tools to grow to $10M and beyond. Brett is an expert in organization development, leadership, and strategy and spent 10 years helping Infusionsoft grow from $7M in revenue to over $100M. Brett was involved in the foundational work of Purpose, Values, and Mission at Infusionsoft and facilitated the strategic planning process for many years.
One of Brett’s favorite professional accomplishments is co-creating Infusionsoft’s Elite Forum along with Clate Mask and building the Elite business inside of Infusionsoft. As the leader of the Elite business, Brett has helped hundreds of struggling seven-figure business owners overcome their biggest challenges and achieve new levels of success. He also played a central role in the development of Infusionsoft’s Leadership Model and was serving as the VP of Leadership Development when the decision was made to spin the Elite business out of Infusionsoft. As the new owner of Elite Entrepreneurs, Brett can’t think of anything else he’d rather be doing professionally. When Brett isn’t busy helping $1M+ businesses succeed, he is a family man who enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife, Sharon, and their 8 children.
What the podcast will teach you:
- Why six-figure strategies won’t work for seven-figure companies
- The need for a vision for your business, especially once you make your first million
- Delegating tasks so you aren’t wearing a hundred hats as you try to grow your business
- What other business owners and thought leaders have done to grow their companies from $1 million to $10 million or more
- The path to navigate the challenges that come with expanding your business beyond the seven-figure mark
Welcome to the show. The show was created for entrepreneurs who have successfully built a business to $1 million or more in annual revenue and are looking for a proven path to continue growing. If you are one of the relatively few who have built a business to seven figures, you’re to be commended. You are an elite entrepreneur.
Only 3% to 5% of all businesses that ever start make it to $1 million or more in revenue. That’s why we call you elite. You had enough grit and tenacity to achieve something most entrepreneurs never achieved. Unfortunately, as you may have found, becoming an elite entrepreneur doesn’t mean smooth sailing from there. Most businesses who make it to $1 million in revenue typically get stuck somewhere between $1 million and $3 million, give or take.
You may find yourself thinking you can just market and sell your way to higher levels of revenue, but you will eventually figure out that the things that got you to $1 million in revenue aren’t the things that will get you to where you want to go. You may be experiencing one or more of the following. You might have difficulty finding people who will act like owners and do things the way you would do them. Perhaps you feel the frustration of seeing a bigger possibility for your business and realizing the people around you don’t see it or aren’t committed to it the way you are.
You get pulled in many directions on a given day. You can’t pull out of the day-to-day to be more strategic. You like the idea of working on your business instead of always working in your business. You may even find you feel the need to run around controlling every aspect of your business. Fearing that if something doesn’t go exactly the way you think it should and it doesn’t get done the right way, the whole thing may come crashing down like a house of cards.
The weight that the business may feel more like the weight of the world on your shoulders. Unless you learn the mindsets, skillsets and toolsets to lead your business forward, it could crush you. That may sound a little dramatic, but we’ve seen how owning a business can affect your personal finances, your physical, mental, and emotional well-being, and even your closest relationships.
We believe it shouldn’t be difficult to grow your seven-figure business. We have firsthand experience growing a seven-figure business to $10 million, $30 million, and then to $100 million. The challenges you face at each new stage of business are predictable. The best way to navigate through those challenges is known. We’ve helped hundreds of businesses like yours over many years. The good news for you is that there is a proven path for elite entrepreneurs who want to grow their seven-figure business without going crazy. If we can do it, so can you.Unless you learn the mindsets, skillsets, and toolsets to lead your business forward, it could crush you. It can affect your finances, well-being, and even your closest relationships. Click To Tweet
My name is Brett Gilliland, Cofounder and CEO of Elite Entrepreneurs. We named our business after elite entrepreneurs like you and love that we could spend all of our time helping seven-figure businesses grow to $10 million and beyond. I’ve personally spent twenty years helping business owners and leaders build high-performing teams and winning companies. I’ve spent more than half of those twenty years specifically focused on helping seven-figure businesses build the people, processes, and systems to enable their growth.
In our business, we’re passionate about helping elite entrepreneurs grow meaningful businesses. It’s an absolute pleasure for me to be your host for the show. The guests on this show will share their real-life experiences in growing seven-figure businesses, both the challenges they faced and what they did to overcome them. I want to assure you that every effort will be made to not just share the ideas that helped our guests but also draw out the specific and practical steps and tools they use to grow.
We hope you will find some inspiration or motivation along the way. This isn’t a “Believe in yourself” show. It’s very much a “Let’s be a real” show for entrepreneurs who are in the arena fighting to win every day. This is not a show for spectators. It’s a show for doers. If you’re tired of pulling, pushing, scraping, and climbing to grow your seven-figure business only to find disappointing results, this show is for you. We look forward to sharing the stories, insights, and practical tools from thought leaders and business owners who know what it takes to grow your business from $1 million to $10 million and beyond.
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